Named after the historically bizarre Art Goodwin, this law is now defined as the following:
As an online discussion on any subject involving either the Red Sox or Yankees grows longer, the probability of a inverse supposition approaches one. That is, the more sensitive the topic the more likely a blogger or commenter will declare that opinions are either insincere and/or inverted, simply due to the color of uniforms involved.
Example #1: "well, if the Yankees had paid $51.1 million for some overhyped novice, you Sox fans would have been outraged and crying all the way down the Mass Pike!"
Example #2: "Why do you guys come down so hard on Manny’s attitude? I mean, you’ve got a cheater over at first base!"
We here at YFSF recommend very limited deployment of comments conforming to Goodwin’s Law.